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Rockler Mixing Mate® Paint Lid, Quart Size - Stir, Pour, and Store!

Stir, pour, and store in an instant with one ingenious tool!
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The Mixing Mate® Paint Lid makes mixing and pouring paints and finishes as easy and mess-free as pouring syrup from a restaurant-style dispenser. Forget the lid opener, stir stick, punching holes in the rim with a nail and hammer, paint pouring down the side of the can, and trying to bang the lid back onto a gummed up rim without deforming it. The Mixing Mate® Paint Lid eliminates all of these problems. Whether you're pouring paint into a tray, or stain and varnish into your paint gun, you'll appreciate the easy, drip-free action offered by the Mixing Mate®. Simply crank the handle, press the thumb lever and pour. No drips, no mess, no wasted finish. The auger-style mixing paddle lifts pigments from the bottom of the can, doing in seconds what would take minutes with a messy, wasteful stir stick. And when you're done, simply set the can back on the shelf for storage. Also available from Rockler, the Mixing Mate® Gallon Size Paint Lid.


  • Pistol grip handle makes pouring paint easy and ergonomic
  • Tool-free cam clamps securely anchor the Mixing Mate® Paint Lid to any standard quart size paint canister - simply twist to secure
  • Spring-loaded spout seals tightly after each pour - set it on the shelf and you're done until next time
  • Lid gasket ensures a tight, leak-proof seal to the paint or finishing can
  • The Mixing Mate® Paint Lid is constructed of non-metal components, making it completely compatible with water-borne finishes and latex paints, as well as solvent-based finishes
  • A few seconds of cranking the paddle mixes finishes much more thoroughly than minutes of mixing with a stir stick
  • Auger-shaped paddle lifts and mixes solids and pigments that have settled on the bottom of the canister for a more even-toned finish
  • If you want to switch the Mixing Mate® to a different can, the Mixing Mate's paddle, handle and lid separate for easy cleaning
  • Fits any standard one-quart can of paint, stain or varnish
(1) Quart-Size Mixing Mate® Paint Lid
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.7500
4.6 / 5.0
92 Reviews
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Great product. Highly recommend.
October 4, 2019
3 months ago
Love these things....
I already had two, got three more, and will likely get more....
August 24, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
paint lid and mixer
Great! I like it and use them all the time . I have six or seven for different paints. This is something that really works. saves paint, keeps it from air, pours well, mixer really mixes, no fuss, no muss.
June 30, 2019
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quart Size Paint Mixer
I have used this mixer several times already and plan to buy a gallon size ASAP. Excellent piece of equipment!
May 31, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Idea
This mixer saves a great deal of time. This saves you from having to reopen the can each time you needed stir it, and avoid spills. Highly recommended
April 17, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
works well
April 6, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Don't leave hammers in desk drawers.
When my four year old twin Grandsons decided it was a good idea to try out a 16 ounce hammer on an interior door, I tried out Rockler's Mixing Mate. I was fortunate to have almost a full quart of three year old interior semi gloss latex trim paint left over from the last time I painted. The paint was on the gooey side of cold epoxy resin, but the Mixing Mate handled it with ease. I enjoyed mixing the paint a lot more than repainting and repairing the door. Note to self - don't leave hammers in desk drawers.
March 31, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Mixing Mate
Great to use to mix and strain water based products for HVLP.
March 10, 2019
9 months ago
no mess involved
December 31, 2018
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Paint mixer (Quart)
It works as described. Makes life much easier. Stores the rest for left overs or the next time you need it.
December 15, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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End the mess
abbott on Oct 24, 2019
I have several and love them. I’m ordering some more.
PAUL K on Oct 8, 2019
End the mess
abbott on Oct 24, 2019
Works well
John S on Oct 16, 2019
I have several and love them. I’m ordering some more.
PAUL K on Oct 8, 2019
I need it for paint.
Gary T on Oct 6, 2019
I have the gallon size and love it!
David M on Oct 4, 2019
In my experience, just stirring a finish in the can with a stick doesn't always produce a uniform coat. I see this product as a solution that i've needed.
Linda T on Aug 29, 2019
Need to mix and store paint
Jimmie W on Aug 25, 2019
I have several quart cans with alkyd, latex, lacquer, stains, and varnish that I’d like to pour for mixing or thinning. Will make quart sized universal colorants viable for me too.
Jason on Aug 24, 2019
Need fast, easy way to high production spraying
Nancy S on Aug 22, 2019
sale! been wanting to get a few of these for a while and saw they were on sale.
David B on Aug 21, 2019
We have purchased these before and LOVE them!!
Vanessa Y on Aug 5, 2019
Own one of these and it's a huge mess and time saver so decided to buy a couple more.
tom z on Jul 3, 2019
These things are GREAT
GARY T on Jun 29, 2019
Bought paint from a discount store and it settled out. Hope this works as good as a mechanical shaker at a paint store. It should be better than hand mixing it myself, and less messy, too.
Edward on Jun 12, 2019
Have one already and it works great. Wanted another.
Christopher I G on Jun 12, 2019
I like the one I have.
Robert F on Jun 7, 2019
They use these at a wood class I go to. So handy
judith b on Jun 7, 2019
If it works as advertised this will be great for quart size!
debra c on Jun 2, 2019
I neeed a smaller unit than the gallon size .
JAMES M on May 4, 2019
Looks like an efficient way to store and pour.
Mike P on May 1, 2019
Use them all of the time. Stocking up.
Bruce R on Apr 26, 2019
I have used these for a number of years. They make painting cleaner and more efficient. They seal well, mix well, and can be easily cleaned and reused.
James K on Apr 24, 2019
I plan to use this to more easily stir and mix General Finishes Milk Paint colors.
Joe P on Apr 18, 2019
Relied on reviews
John H on Apr 14, 2019
Looks like the best tool for the job I have seen. I have a large project, I hope this will do the trick..
ric d on Apr 12, 2019
We hope these will help us preserve our paints for longer, and will be much less messy to pour.
TRACY U on Mar 8, 2019
works great even on stain.
Tiffany C on Feb 20, 2019
I have some of these and I like them very much.
David H on Feb 16, 2019
functional need
Kenneth L on Jan 30, 2019
Customers from Hawaii have to pay for shipping. But Rockler has almost everything you are looking for at a good price, so paying for shipping is not a big deal.
Gary Y on Jan 17, 2019
Great for keeping your material mixed and can be easily poured into a sprayer/mixing container. I will be using it for custom made toners. I already have 3 of the gallon sized. They work great!
Trevor M on Dec 15, 2018
For my son-in-law who likes to build furniture.
Jeffrey D on Dec 12, 2018
for woodworking business
Marita B on Dec 9, 2018
good idea, hope it works!
James B on Nov 17, 2018
I dilute high gloss lacquer and woud like to save the day-1 mix for day-2 finishing.
KEITH U on Nov 16, 2018
These work great!!!
Mark F on Nov 15, 2018
Exactly what I need for my finishing spray
Brandon L on Nov 14, 2018
Seems that this an item that I can use
Benny G on Nov 11, 2018
need to pour and store
classified on Nov 6, 2018
I used the gallon stir to paint a house and loved it so the quart stir will be great for my finishing work.
Daniel S on Nov 4, 2018
Ease and cleanliness offered by the lid
James M on Oct 26, 2018
The absolute best way to mix, pour, and store paint or finish
Scott M on Oct 23, 2018
Looks like it's worth trying
G. R on Sep 16, 2018
Ease of use and, reviews were good.
Robert J on Sep 15, 2018
Convenience. When working on a project where the finish is applied over a period of days, I don't have to "open, stir / mix and pour several times. Saves time.
Mike K on Aug 15, 2018
It look like a product that was easy to use and clean up.
Donnal T on Aug 6, 2018
had 1 in the past and worked well but a piece of plastic broke
Les G on Jul 30, 2018
Looks like it would be easy to use
Russell J on Jul 11, 2018
Have a few projects lined up. It’s a useful tool
Craig M on Jul 4, 2018
It was on sale and seams like it would be useful.
Milo H on Jun 26, 2018
Works well
John S on Oct 16, 2019
I need it for paint.
Gary T on Oct 6, 2019
Will these fit 1 litre paint cans (diameter is 99 mm = 3.89" so slightly smaller than a 1 qt can) or is it critical to have a super tight fit?
SarahT13 on Mar 28, 2018
Hi, I have a 1lr paint can and want to know if your quart size Mixing Mate will fit it? The diameter is approx. 100mm and the height of the can is 150mm. Thanks
Michael on Apr 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't have a 1 liter can here to check on, but the measurements of a 1 quart can are:
can outside diameter- 108mm
hole opening diameter- 80mm
can height- 124mm
the space between the lockdown tangs on the 1 qt dispenser is 50mm. Hope this helps the decision
Is it safe to use with petroleum based stains and varnishes?
Steve N on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. I have used the quart and gallon Mix Mate with interior stain and Deck stain. Both were oil based. Works great and cleans up to new quality with soap[ and water. I bought mine to use primarily with oil stain. well worth the $!!!!!!!!
Can you use this product with POR15 rust paint? Would there be any issues with clogging after storage?
Por15 paint sets up really fast, in about 20 mins, and is expensive, looking for the best way to transfer and store air tight with little or no issues. Thx
A shopper on Aug 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have not used this paint, however, some years ago I may have used a similar product and it does get sticky fast. I have used the mixing paint lid with oil based stain, oil based urethane and exterior latex paint. The lid works wonderfully and it is easy to clean up. Once clean, it looks new. If you read the instructions that come with the lid, they tell you not to use the lid for long term storage. That is a bit contrary to the Rockler statements on line. From experience, the paint or stain will dry on the pouring spout portion of the lid while you're painting and the pourer, in my opinion, should be wiped clean after every pour because the spout closure will stick shut as the paint or varnish dries. Having said that, I like the pouring lid very much as it is less messy and easier to clean than the top of the product paint can. From your description of the paint you intend to use, be prepared to spend extra time cleaning the spout, spout cover and exterior of the lid. By the way, if the paint you intend to use is anything like the paint that I have used in the past, I used it once and never again. It sets fast and it clogs brushed, sticks to rollers and bonds to the bucket or roller tray. You'll end up using these items once and then tossing them!
Is this OK with oil based paints? I notice it says 'solvent based'. Apart from latex.
Gary L on Dec 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. I use my quart size with oil based wood stain. Works great. If you remove the mixing lid after you are finished with the job and put the can lid back on, the mixing lid cleans up with soap and water to like new. You need to get into the crevices on the lid with a paper towel, but with a little patience and care, you can clean the mixing lid to like new condition. This is valuable if you plan to use the mixing lid on another color of paint or stain. The main question I had before I used the lid was whether I'd be able to reuse the lid on a different color without altering the second color with the residue on the mixing lid from the first job. The mixing lid cleans up really well and I have had no trouble with color change on the second or third job.
Can I use this for lacquers?
Jason on Aug 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have not used it for lacquers - sorry!
Does anybody have try this lid in 1 liter paint cans...? Does it fit well...?
Carlos Otto C on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We use these on cans of UTC (universal tinting color). And they seal tight and have held up pretty good for us.
Is there a version of this product that fits wide-mouth, quart size Mason jars?
Jason on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don't think so . . .quart and gallon lids are all I have seen
I'd like to usethis with contact cement and cannot use any solvent to clean this. Is this viable?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. Guess the only way to find out if you could is to try it.
Does the quart size MM perform well with gel stains?
Harry on Jul 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes. have used for that
Will this work on 1 liter euro cans with a rolled can edge not a ring for a plug lid ?
Ken J on Nov 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I’m sorry I don’t know if these will work with that particular type of can/edge.
Is this the same unit as sold on Amazon by Rockler as Mixing Mate 10-091?
Ralph R on Jun 12, 2018
Will the mixing paddles work when the bottom the can is not flat? Every can of stain I have has either a recessed outer rim or a slightly raised outer rim. When I stir there is always thicker stain settled in the recessed area that is hard to stir in.
CL B on Sep 11, 2017
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